COVID-19 Resources for OVW Tribal Grantees

Updated 5/6/20

Responding to COVID-19: Resources and Information

The Tribal Law & Policy Institute offers information on responding to the virus on their COVID-19 Resource Page, including the legal and court response on the TLPI Court and Legal Resources page.

Visit Red Wind Consulting’s COVID-19 Resources for information from the CDC, IHS, NNEDV and other organizations on considerations in addressing the virus.

The American Indian Health Commission (AIHC) for Washington State offers model plans, policies, codes and resolutions for Tribes on their AIHC COVID-19: Model Plans, Policies, Codes and Resolutions page.

For recommendations and resources for advocates and programs in responding to the crisis, go to the NNEDV’s Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which includes Recommendations for Responding to COVID-19 in Domestic Violence Shelters and tips for Helping a Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence During COVID-19, among other resources.

The Centers for Disease Control offers a page on Social Distancing for Tribal Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission, which includes tips for multi-generational households.


Guidance for OVW grantees from the Office on Violence Against Women:

Guidance to Award Recipients Impacted by COVID-19. Short-term Relief for Various Administrative and Audit Requirements

Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) Help Sheet OVW Tribal Affairs Division

OVW Tribal Governments Program Manager Assignments by State

March 19, 2020 Notice: Message from the OVW Acting Director and COVID-19 FAQs for Grantee Programs

March 19, 2020 Notice: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations

March 17, 2020 Notice: Office on Violence Against Women DC Staff Transition to Telework and Related Information

March 17, 2020 Notice: Office on Violence Against Women Human Resources Policies on Telework, Remote Work, and Administrative Leave for Programs


COVID-19 Guidance for Tribal Programs

The National Indigenous Women’s Center (NIWRC) has developed COVID-19 Guidance for Tribal Programs, adapted from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) “Guidance to State Coalitions”, with guidance on confidentiality, precautionary measures, and the provision of alternative services during the crisis. Go to: COVID-19 Guidance for Tribal Programs to view and download.


Providing victim services remotely from NNEDV, including:

Best Practices for Mobile Devices

Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During a Public Health Crisis (additional resources can be found in NNEDV’s Digital Services Toolkit)

Best Practices When Using Mobile Devices for Advocacy

How to Operate a Remote Workplace During a Public Health Crisis


Access to mental health services for survivors from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health:

Supporting Survivors’ Access to Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Emergency


Other Resources on COVID-19 for Tribal Communities:

The Urban Indian Health Institute has developed a resource page with updates and resources for tribes and urban Indian organizations and communities about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Go to: COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019)

The Centers for Disease Control offers a page on Social Distancing for Tribal Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission, which includes tips for multi-generational households.

NCAI: COVID-19 Resources for Indian Country

 
 

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